2018 Gold Cup  
Information & Rules

Tournament Info

Course Info 

Dress Code


Check-In / Registration


Pre-Gold Cup Discounted Practice Rounds 

Directions to Lookout Mountain Golf Club





Tips to Keep Play Moving

Other Rules Players Need to be Aware of


Tournament Info:

The 2018 Gold Cup will be held at the Lookout Mountain Club on Saturday,  September 22 with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start.

Please signup early since space is limited to 60 players!

The cost for PEAC Gold Cup participants is $76, which includes green fees, cart, range balls, and lunch. The price is the same for League members and Guests. 

The tournament will have an overall low gross and low net grand prize
and it will also have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place low gross and low net for divisions A and B.
There will also be a Closest to the Pin competition for division A and division B.

A separate Callaway division with its own price fund will be created if a minimum number of Callaway players sign up. Callaway's handicaps will use the Callaway Handicap scoring system.
The Callaway division will have 1st and 2nd place low gross and low net.
Callaway players will compete with the A-division for Closest to the Pin competition .

An awards Luncheon to distribute Gold Cup competitions prizes and 2018 Golf League season awards and prizes will be held, at the course, immediately after the round. A luncheon buffet will be held at the course restaurant (Pointe In Tyme Grill) consisting of  an Arugula Salad, Smoked Turkey Wrap, Grilled Angus Beef Sliders, Chips and desert.

Two different raffles will be held.  Proceeds from both raffles will go towards Crisis Nursery.

One raffle will be a Gold Cup raffle for various prizes - twosome rounds on various golf courses, gift certificates, etc. Each participant will receive one raffle ticket upon check-in and we encourage you to purchase additional raffle tickets to improve your chances of winning at 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. All the money collected from the purchase of the additional raffle tickets will benefit the Crisis Nursery. 

The second raffle will be a cash prize 50/50 drawing. The 50/50 raffle tickets will be priced at 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. The winner will receive 50% of the money and the other 50% will benefit the Crisis Nursery.

Last year we ended up donating $624 to the Child Crisis Nursery Arizona.

Players that wish to stay at the resort should contact Michael Hopper @ 602 896-4959 to obtain the best available rate.

To signup, please click here.


Lookout Mountain Golf Club Luncheon:

Arugula Salad with Citrus Segments, Apricot Stilton, Marcona Almonds with a Balsamic & Olive Oil dressing.

Smoked Turkey Wrap with Provolone, Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon, Wild Greens, Honey Mustard Aioli

Grilled Angus Beef Sliders with Blue Cheese Aioli, Caramelized Onions on a Sweet Hawaiian Roll.

Assorted Potato Chips,  House Baked Cookies & Brownies and Ice Tea.



The range will open at approx. 6:00 a.m.  the day of the event.

Players will be shuttled to the practice.  Plan to get to the golf course early since the driving range and putting green are NOT in a walking distance! 
Please plan about 3 minutes travel time each direction!



League Gold Cup check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. the day of the event.

Players must be in their carts no later than 7:45 a.m.


Course Info:

       Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Pointe  Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
              Phoenix, AZ
              AZ 85020

              Ph: 602-866-6356

The award-winning Lookout Mountain Golf Course sits among the magnificent North Phoenix Mountains and offers panoramic views of graceful Arizona landscape. Course recognitions include the Golf Digest Four Star Award for nine consecutive years, a Zagat rating as one of America's Top Courses from 2005 - 2009, and a coveted ranking as one of the Top Ten Public/Resort Courses in Arizona for 2008 and 2009 via Arizona Business Magazine.

More information can be found here.  



A yardage guide and rating stats for the Lookout Mountain Club



Click Here for Driving Directions using Google Maps.


Discounted Practice Rounds:

Discounted practice rounds (i.e. one round per registered Gold Cup participant) for
Lookout Mountain Club are available the week before for $35 before 11:00 a.m. and $29 after 11:00 a.m.    Make sure you mention this when making reservations.  Only those players that have signed up for the Gold Cup are eligible.


Dress Code:

Shirts with collars and sleeves must be worn at all times.
No denim, cut-offs, gym apparel or swimwear.




  1. The Gold Cup is an individual stroke play competition. Remember, that there is no such thing as a "gimme" in stroke play - the ball must be holed out at each hole except where the PEAC Golf League "Max-out" rule comes into play (i.e. if you have already taken twice par plus two strokes then pick up your ball.  Mark the scorecard with the number instead of "M" as we usually do in the League.).

  2. You are allowed to carry up to fourteen (14) clubs.

  3. Play the ball as it lies.  You can take a free drop not nearer to the hole from ground under repair, all staked tree wells and all cart paths.   

  4. Men will play from the white tees; Women will play from the red tees.  The score card with yardage, hole handicap, course slope/rating, and pace of play per hole can be found here.

  5. Remember to mark your scorecards clearly.  

  6. Return your scorecards to the League Officers as soon as possible upon completion of the round.  

  7. The Tournament Officials will have the authority to penalize a foursome for slow play.  The ranger will deem a foursome to be slow if more than one hole is open between them and the foursome they are following.  He will give them a first warning to speed up play.  The second warning will result in a 2-stroke penalty for each player.

  8. The PEAC Desert Rule will be used if a player's ball comes to rest in the "desert areas" surrounding the golf course to keep play moving – i.e. we would prefer that you don’t even look for your ball. If you decide to look for your ball, you have a time limit of three (3) minutes to find your ball.
    There is no nearest point of relief!  Drop the ball within 2 club lengths outside the desert area as close to point of entry into the desert, add 1 stroke penalty to the golfer's score, and continue the round. In the case of a tee shot that did not cross any fairway or rough, you have two choices. Either hit a provisional from the tee (“three from the tee”), or drop it (don’t tee it up) for a one stroke penalty on the Purple (Forward Pointe) T-box.  Please hit the provisional ball before leaving the T-box to speed up play.



There will be a Callaway flight this year if there are enough players to participate

This year everyone will participate in a Prize Fund Pool placed into several Pots:  Overall Low Gross and Low Net for League Members only, multiple Low Gross & Low Net per Flight, and Closest to the Pin per Flight, with no individual being able to win more than once in either the Low Gross or Low Net pots (Gross scores will be considered first). There will be no additional Competition Holes outside of the Flight Closest to the Pin competitions identified below.

The Low Gross and Low Net pools will be divided into buckets by Flights: Flight A,  Flight B and Callaway. 
A breakdown of how the payouts will be calculated will be provided to you on the day of play.



A /Callaway   11th hole     (Men 165 yds., Ladies 108 yds.)

B                    3rd hole     (Men 152 yds., Ladies 116 yds.)



Some tips on keeping play moving:

q      Don't stand around talking when you can be hitting.

q      Hit your ball before searching for your partner’s ball.

q      Don't park carts in front of the greens.

q      Play ready golf.  If you are ready to hit before the person with "honors" then hit.

q      Don't spend an inordinate amount of time lining up putts or pacing out distances.

q       Always mark your scorecard at the next tee - never at greenside!

q       Let following groups through if you are falling behind the pace.


Some rules you should be aware of:

LOST BALL:  A ball is deemed to be lost when it cannot be found after searching for three (3) minutes, or is declared "lost" by the Owner.  If, during that three minutes, the following group is waiting to play, you must wave them through.  If a provisional ball has not been played, drop another ball in the approximate area where the first one was lost and take one stroke.  Note that this "one stroke" rule is a common rule adaptation in league play and is used primarily to save time.  The USGA Rules Of Golf state that you would have to go back to the place where the original ball was hit and hit another ball (i.e. three from the tee).  We do not recommend that you do this!  Drop another ball, count one stroke and continue play.


EXAMPLE:  Hit one from the tee.  Can't find the ball.  Drop another ball in the approx. area and hit three (instead of two).


OUT OF BOUNDS:  A ball is out of bounds when it is beyond the golf course boundary as marked by white stakes.  The out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points of the white stakes.  If it is marked by a line, then the line itself is out of bounds.  The ball is out of bounds when all of it lies out of bounds (note that the player can still stand out of bounds to hit the ball).  The stakes defining the out of bounds cannot be removed from the ground nor can any chain or rope be detached from them.

If the ball is out of bounds then drop another ball two club lengths away from the approximate point where the first ball crossed the boundary and count two strokes.


EXAMPLE:  Hit your second shot from the fairway.  It goes out of bounds.  Drop another ball two club lengths away from the approx. point of crossing the boundary and hit five (instead of three).


UNPLAYABLE BALL:  If the ball is deemed to be unplayable because it is lying against the boundary fence or the player's swing is inhibited by a chain or rope then the ball can be dropped two club lengths from the boundary line (no nearer the hole) for a penalty of one stroke.


EXAMPLE:  Hit your second shot from the fairway.  It ends up against the boundary.  Drop the ball two club lengths away and hit four (instead of three).


WATER HAZARDS:  If you hit a lake that runs along side of the fairway then you treat this as a lateral hazard and drop another ball adjacent to where the original crossed the boundary of the hazard and count one stroke.  If you hit a lake that crosses the fairway in front of you then again drop the ball at the point where the ball crossed the boundary of the hazard and count one stroke.  In this case you must be on the side farther from the hole unless there is a designated "Drop Zone".


EXAMPLE:  Hit one from the tee which slices into the lake.  Drop another where it crossed over into the lake and hit three from there.


EXAMPLE:  Hit your second shot from the fairway into the lake running across in front of the green.  Drop another ball where it crossed into the lake but with the lake between you and the green, and hit four.


PROVISIONAL BALL:  If you believe that your ball is either lost, or is out of bounds, you can either use the League rule, which allows a drop and either one or two penalty strokes depending on the penalty (Lost or OB)


you can play a provisional ball.



A provisional ball is a ball played under Rule 27-2 of the USGA Rules for a ball which may be lost outside a water hazard, or may be out of bounds.

Here’s how to play a provisional ball:

The player shall inform their fellow competitor that they intend to play a provisional ball, and they shall play it before going to search for the original ball.

The provisional can be played up to the approximate point where the original was lost or went out of bounds.  If the provisional is played at any time from a point closer to the hole than where the original is subsequently found (in play) then the provisional is the ball that will be counted until holed out under penalty of stroke and distance.

If the original ball is found in play, the player shall abandon the provisional ball and continue play with the original ball.  Strokes taken and penalty strokes incurred solely in playing a provisional ball subsequently abandoned shall be disregarded.


EXAMPLE:  Hit one from the tee into the rough or close to the out of bounds line.  Wait until the other players in your foursome tee off.  Inform the other players that you’re playing a provisional ball.  Play the provisional up to but not past where the original ball is assumed to be.  Look for the original ball.


A)  If not found, or out of bounds, continue playing the provisional under penalty of stroke and distance.


B)  If the original ball is neither lost, nor out of bounds, abandon the provisional, disregard any strokes played with the provisional and continue play with the original ball.


ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS ON THE PUTTING GREEN: If the ball lies on the putting green, the player must lift the ball and place it, without penalty, at the nearest point of relief that is not in a hazard or, if complete relief is impossible, at the nearest position to where it lay that affords maximum available relief from the condition, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard. The nearest point of relief or maximum available relief may be off the putting green.

Luc Leemans
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Revised: September 19, 2018 .

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